What English Teachers in Vietnam Make for Taylor Mali He says the problem with English teachers in Vietnam is “What’s a Vietnamese kid going to learn from someone who decided their best option in life was to become an English teacher?” He reminds the other dinner guests that it’s true what they say about English teachers: “Those who can, stay in their home country; those … [Read more...] about What English Teachers in Vietnam Make
One recent morning in a French-style cafe, former San Jose resident Thien Do worked his mobile phone and iPad as he prepared for another day of casting actors for a dark comedy he's directing. Not far away, Dustin Nguyen, the co-star of the late 1980s TV crime drama "21 Jump Street," was getting ready to roll the cameras for his next film, "Once Upon a Time in … [Read more...] about Decades after fleeing, Vietnamese American filmmakers return to a changed country
The Asian Law Caucus (ALC), a nonprofit legal services organization, will be hosting two free legal clinics for the Vietnamese community in San Jose on November 13 and San Francisco on November 15. The clinics will be specifically addressing workers' rights issues. Please come by if you are have any questions about labor, employment, unfair wages, discrimination in the work … [Read more...] about Free Legal Clinic For Low-Income Vietnamese Hosted By Asian Law Caucus
Last week, I attended an awesome "Unconference" hosted by YouNoodle in SF/Silicon Valley. It was a great event, and the organizers, Rebeca Hwang and Ricard Garriga did a great job pulling it all together. I also had a chance to talk with friends in Silicon Valley about the startup ecosystem here and in Vietnam. One key question kept recurring throughout the … [Read more...] about Startups: Are Exits in Vietnam Possible?
The children sat at their desks, bare feet dangling next to power cords, as the instructors unpacked the small, plastic laptops. As they waited, they kept their eyes fixed on the tiny machines that transport them beyond the high walls of the neat but sparse orphanage — if only for a few hours. “It allows me to know about the outside world,” Thu Thao, a shy and … [Read more...] about Computer Class Gives Vietnamese Orphans a Window to the World